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Big Earnings on Deck

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As we move into the thick of earnings season, which stocks do the Fast Money traders think should be on your radar, next week?

Joining this conversation is Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services. He's a Fast Money regular and also part of the new CNBC show “Options Action”

Jim Iuorio

“I’m particularly interested in Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson . I think any bad news is already baked into these stocks and as a result both are a buy.”

Jeff Macke

“Microsoft tends not to pop so much after earnings because they usually report mediocre numbers.”

Tim Seymour

“Microsoft has been trading in a range between $19 - $22, but I do think it has some upside.”

Karen Finerman

“I think Microsoft is a cheap stock but I’ve been saying that for some time.”

Joe Terranova

“Next week Google comes out with earnings. I like this stock.”



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Trader disclosure: On Jan 16, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (C), (BAC), (SDS), (TM), (MCD), (DIS), (MSFT); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (EEM), (F), (COP); Finerman's Firm Owns (DSX), (MSFT), (COP); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (VNO), (BBT), (COF);

Terranova Is Co-Portfolio Manager Of The Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO; Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (IGE), (DBC), (DBV)

Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABD), (ARE), (BIG), (DLR), (EPR), (EXR), (IGE), (SLB), (MAC), (DBC), (DBV), (SKT), (UA), (CLB); Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Seagate Tax Refund Rights; Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Corporate Office Properties Trust SBI MD; Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Goldman Sachs Financial Square Fund - Money Market Fund

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